1. Calcium Score Best Add-On in Gauging CV Risk. Coronary artery calcium may be the best addition to traditional cardiovascular risk assessment for predicting heart disease in intermediate risk patients.
2. New Drug-Eluting Stent Works Well in STEMI. A new-generation biodegradable drug-eluting stent had a lower rate of major cardiac events than similar bare-metal devices.
3. Hospitals Slow to Embrace ACOs. Although the vast majority of surveyed hospitals aren’t yet ready to participate in accountable care organizations (ACOs), supporters of ACOs shouldn’t panic.